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v. im·proved, im·prov·ing, im·proves
1. To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better: Exercise can improve your health.
2. To increase the productivity or value of (land or property): improved the house by adding a bathroom.
1. To become better: Economic conditions are improving.
2. To make beneficial additions or changes: You can improve on the translation of that text.
[Middle English improwen, to enclose land for cultivation, from Anglo-Norman emprouwer, to turn to profit : Old French en-, causative pref. (from Latin in-; see in-2) + Old French prou, profit (from Late Latin prōde, advantageous; see proud).]
having become better in quality
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|Adj.||1.||improved - made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed"|
unimproved - not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads"
|2.||improved - become or made better in quality; "was proud of his improved grades"; "an improved viewfinder"|
better - (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history"
|3.||improved - (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands"|
cleared - rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush; "cleared land"; "cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"; "a cleared passage through the underbrush"; "played poker on the cleared dining room table"